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COMPLETED Gondola - a house or something else?
« on: Tuesday 14 September 21 19:49 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors was William Horwell, a brick maker in York. In the 1881 census he is shown at Gondola, St Mary, Bishophill Junior. St Mary is the parish church. Is it likely Gondola was the name of a house in the parish? He is listed with other workers on the census so I don't think it was just his home.
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Re: Gondola - a house or something else?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 20:37 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

Gondola is a vessel (boat) on the river.
There are several other vessels on these pages of the census.


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Re: Gondola - a house or something else?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 20:52 BST (UK) »
At the very top of the column is says ‘vessel’.
So the three names in the column are those of three vessels.
The one your ancestor was in was called ‘Gondola’.
The other two were called ‘Providence’ and ‘Harriet’.
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Re: Gondola - a house or something else?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 21:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Tony and JenB. I'm having one of those face/palm moments. St Mary's is 3 or 4 streets from the river so I stupidly didn't make the boat connection. I suppose they were transporting bricks or materials for brick making. Thanks again!
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Horwell - York, E Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Bettley - N & W Yorkshire